LOVED the elevator scene with the 3 brothers, and seeing Terrence Howard sing and really play piano for a full song. Finally! Luscious Lyon, the music mogul & star, actually sings in his own show. That was a long time coming.
It does look good onscreen. But, every nighttime soap fan could see this coming from the pilot episode. Anika is the Textbook Burned Ingenue, like Afton Cooper from DALLAS or Sammy Jo from DYNASTY. And, the whole "family unites against invader while they battle each other" development has Ewing Oil written all over it. If people were too young to have watched, or don't remember, DALLAS - Jock Ewing was a mean s.o.b. when the series began. He was a rough, raw oilman who clearly favored Bobby. JR was not the favorite son, and over time developed his bag of tricks to get the attention he craved from his "Daddy." It's kind of amazing how Larry Hagman made JR the beloved character in the show. Anyway, Billy Berretti = a more successful Cliff Barnes. I wonder if we'll see him eating Chinese takeout in future episodes.
Porcupine Girl - that's Raina's tag name in our house now. My daughter gave it to her. We think Mack & Bobbie are working for Stark Industries. All the high-tech stuff just feels like vintage Stark. I'm also glad we'll see more of Skye's mother in flashbacks so our last memory of her isn't the same as Cal's - thrown in a ditch, carved up by Whitehall. We'll actually get to know her, with the end game being that Skye needs to find out about her, too. Speaking of Cal, BEST line of the episode was the flowers one IMO. But, that begs the question - why don't those with Inhuman origins know what they'll become? Their DNA allows them to survive the Terrigan Mist. But, they don't inherit anything other than that from their Inhuman ancestor? Simmons is getting scary. She's representing the total arrogance of humans who assume that anything they cannot control, explain or define should be eliminated or destroyed. She's fear run amock.
I don't want Tom to go. But, if he does, that leaves the door open for Mary to have a more interesting plotline next season than just, "Who will take Matthew's place?" Some viewers may not like her. But I think everyone can tell that her character has been set up to be the one Robert depends upon to help Downton survive. She's tough as nails when it comes her family home. I'm ambivalent over Matthew Goode being added to the cast. I like the actor. But, his character seems a bit too frivolous for the responsibilities of raising little George & being strong enough to counter Steamroller Mary. And, that love he has for racing fast cars - NO! That's a sign from the universe saying, "Not this one. Move on, Mary." Thank goodness Mr. Carson & Mrs. Hughes finally saw the light. I predict next season it will be Baxter and Mr. Moseley who warm up to each other. And, we need a scene next season where the Bateses thank them for clearing his name. But, I will be most disappointed if the hunt for Mr. Green's killer continues to take up valuable screen time. Give it a rest, already! Surely in London there is no shortage of serious crime to solve.
A person who turns puppies into a coat should have the blackest heart. Just MHO. Cruella's makeup is fantastic though; and I love the car. I also thought "CASTLE!" when Hook brought coffee for his law enforcement girlfriend. I liked the "Night on Bald Mountain" reference from FANTASIA. My kids got that before I did. I guess Belle's Beast will never turn into a prince. He'll forever be a Beast because of his selfish choices. If losing Bae & Belle multiple times wasn't enough to make him give up the Dark One, I don't think he ever will.
Agreed. I don't know what show the reviewer has been watching. But, GLEE has *always* been farce, veering at times into high camp. It's never attempted to be "serious" or "real", although it has dealt with plenty of serious issues. That's where early fans might have confused themselves - thinking that addressing something serious meant that the show would become more "real." Oh, PLEASE! Criticizing Sue for having a Klaine shrine is ridiculous when the New Directions is able to swing from vines in a coordinated fashion singing "Roar" at the snap of a finger. "Realism" should never come into play when reviewing GLEE any more than it should when reviewing a classic MGM musical or Monty Python movie.
You forgot cold-blooded murderer. But, that's understandable since it was in the first episode.
This family sure hosts a lot of parties. They just had the IPO Investor one last week. And, now, the "White Party?" What the heck is that? At first, I thought it might be an engagement party for Anika. Then, when I saw the trombones, I thought "New Orleans" & that it might be connected to Fat Tuesday. I give up. On DALLAS, they had the annual Oilman's Ball every year. EMPIRE is having a party every week! "You're so beautiful......" (Can't get that song out of my head!"
I want ABC to give each series 13 episodes & split the season between them in the same time slot. It's nice seeing how SHIELD's past informs its future, and we get a lot more of that from both tv series than the Avengers movies.
Also enjoyed the finale of AC & hope it returns. FYI, the Black Widow program where Dottie was trained produces fighters of extraordinary skill & resilience by scientific enhancement. It isn't mentioned in the movies yet. But, the reason Bucky didn't die in WWII after his fall from the train tracks was that Hydra has "ways" of extending someone's life. Dottie probably benefits from both training & scientific enhancement. That's why she can survive a fall that would kill a normal person, & go up and down staircases like a spider. Don't be mad at Agent Thompson. He isn't a jerk. He took credit because that is what is expected in those times. That look he gave Sousa & Peggy wasn't arrogance. It said, "I'll be the figurehead. You guys are more than capable of investigating while I put up with this political crap." Really, he did them a favor by letting them operate in the future under the radar while he takes the heat. Peggy, and the viewers, know that deep down Thompson still feels like a fraud being called a hero. If he had tried to include Sousa, a disabled man, & especially Peggy, a British woman, in sharing credit for saving NYC, chances are Thompson would have lost the confidence of the public. Think of the times. It would have been seen as unpatriotic to have anyone other than an American leading a mission against a Russian terrorist. I mean, we still don't know if Peggy is an American citizen. As for Howard Stark, he has a long time to sow his oats before he meets Tony's mom and they have a son. Tony isn't born until the mid-60's. I guess Howard was a late-in-life dad. That would be a nice thing to introduce, should AC return in season 2 - possibilities for Tony's future mother. Given that Howard can't remember any woman's name, she's going to have to be pretty special.
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